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Environment, Social and Governance

Our lawyers have the breadth and depth of experience needed to guide you through the changing policy and regulatory landscape

Changes to the commercial, legal and societal landscape have meant that organisations are faced with increasingly complex and interconnected challenges, risks and opportunities. There is a growing expectation that organisations embrace sustainability and recognise and address environmental, social and governance risks to ensure their resilience and long term viability.

Whether it be addressing stewardship requirements, climate risks, human rights issues or environmental performance, our ESG team has a robust understanding of the regulatory and policy drivers of the market and experience across a wide range of sectors and contexts. 

What does ESG mean to us?  
"ESG" in the broadest sense covers environmental, social and governance issues but consensus on details of the meaning can vary and public perceptions are changing rapidly. We take a holistic approach, covering a wide range of areas - from climate change and resource efficiency, human rights and community engagement, antibribery and corruption, transparency and disclosure, product governance, and risk management more generally.

How can we help you?

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The team is acknowledged by its clients as a "highly valued legal partner" on human rights-related matters, further commentators reporting its "strong expertise in environmental law and the extractive sector."

Chambers Global 2019, Business & Human Rights Law
Market commentators describe the firm as "a fantastic practice", noting its particular strength in Europe. They are especially appreciative of the firm's considerable size and high level of expertise.

Chambers Global 2019, Climate Change
Deservedly recognised as "a leader in the field".

Legal 500 UK 2019, Risk Advisory: Corporate Governance

Sources say: “The team is very business-oriented, passionate and practical. They find pragmatic solutions and are very dedicated to the client." A client adds: "The team was prepared, responsive and provided timely input."

Chambers UK 2019, Environment
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